I have an eero system in my house which covers the house pretty well but doesn’t really cover much of my back yard.
As I walk around my yard my WiFi drops out.
What would be the best way to ensure that I can get good coverage in my yard?
I was looking at outdoor WiFi extenders on amazon but would that work with eero?
Hi blairdee2000 —
Thanks for reaching out. It isn't possible to add another third-party extender as an eero access point to your network.
If you'd like to extend coverage to your backyard, we recommend placing an eero on a wall on the side of your house that has the yard. Depending on the structure of the home, as well as other factors, performance reaching outside of the home can vary.
If this isn't an option, depending on the extender, you may be able to add one as a connected device to extend your coverage. However, any client devices that connect to that access point will follow any settings assigned to the extender and not the device.
We also can't ensure the same performance expectations, as eero isn't designed to work with third-party range extenders.Reply
unfortunately I already tried moving one of my eeros on the wall facing the yard and it improved the coverage in my yard but it still was not great.
when you said....
"If this isn't an option, depending on the extender, you may be able to add one as a connected device to extend your coverage. However, any client devices that connect to that access point will follow any settings assigned to the extender and not the device. "
could you elaborate on that?Reply
Thanks for the info! So the main purpose for outdoor coverage for me is to be able to connect to my outdoor airplay speakers from my back yard.
I used to use an asus RT-N66U router before i got my eero system and the signal from that reached outside nicely.
i like the features of my eero though and it covers the inside of my house better.
so I am wondering if I could just hook up the asus router downstream from the eero base station. I know it would have a different SSID, but If i were to connect my airplay speakers to that new SSID, then when I am outside, I would just have to switch my device over to the other SSID in order to airplay.
i would love it if I could have the SAME SSID, but I am just thinking its something to try using the equipment that I already own.Reply
I agree with JackRoss, I had been using Eero for 2 years, it is probably better than the alternatives, the only draw back is not having an outdoor unit. Now when it is nice outside not having good coverage is a pain. I am considering changing to TP-Link Deco as TP-Link offer an outdoor extender.Reply
I have 3 of these. Ubiquiti Unifi Ap-AC Long Range - Wireless Access Point - 802.11 B/A/G/n/AC (UAP-A... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015PRCBBI/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_i_RRmcDb02B4GTB. Can buy on Amazon.Reply
Jeff C. said:
What this is referring to is when a device is connected to the extender (instead of an eero on the eero network), we are unable to recognize the specific device through the extender and thus can't apply any specific settings (scheduled pauses, static IPs, etc.) assigned for that device. Instead, the eero network will be seeing this as activity from the extender.
I have been playing around with a TP-Link extender and my Eero network. It seems to be working ok and connects to the eero network without any problem via wifi. I set it up with a separate SSID and clients again connect without any issue to it. It also acts as a bridge so I can see the router and its clients in the eero list of connected devices.Reply
We got a Hydrawise irrigation controller outside our house (HOA owned). I tried to connect it to my home wifi but it always show “wireless connection failed” and “can’t find wifi access point.” Although the controller found my home network and I used the correct password to it, with strong signal shown on the controller’s screen. Still, I got the same result, failed. Hydrawise said it only works in these channels 1-11, and 2.4ghz frequency only. For security type, Hydrawise only supports WPA/WPA2 or WPA/WPA2-PSK. Please advise on how to resolve this issue. Thanks.Reply